Monday, February 21, 2011

Instant Justice

  • A sexual assault suspect was killed Saturday night when he reportedly jumped in front of a CTA train on the South Side.

    A southbound CTA Red Line train struck the man about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the 87th Street station, CTA spokeswoman Wanda Taylor said.

  • Police identified the man as 32-year-old Theus Beal, who fled from the 8900 block of South Eberhart Avenue about 9 p.m. when officers responded to take a report from a teenage girl who accused him of sexual assaulting her earlier that evening at Beal’s home in the 0-100 block of East 121st Place, according to a police report.

    After the alleged attack, Beal and the girl went to the Eberhart address, where he grabbed a butcher knife and threatened to harm himself with it after allegedly admitting to the assault, according to the police report. He told the people there that he was going to commit suicide and fled when officers began arriving the report said.

No arrest, no botched prosecution, no years-long delay in processing evidence, Sunday night so minimal traffic disruption. A winning effort all around.

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39 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should get a Crime Reduction ribbon. Posthumously, of course.

2/21/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did he jump the turnstile prior to his death? that would of been good for an anov & an event number.

2/21/2011 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story has a good ending and saved tax payer money.

2/21/2011 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crackheads. They'll be yelling Bible verses -- alternating with obscenities and death threats -- while they crawl around on the cement searching for that little twist of plastic.

"A sexual assault suspect was killed Saturday night when he reportedly jumped in front of a CTA train on the South Side."

Gotta hand it to him. The man had a plan.

"No arrest, no botched prosecution, no years-long delay in processing evidence, Sunday night so minimal traffic disruption. A winning effort all around."

Slick!

Everyone in the city is just a lit-tle bit safer tonight.

2/21/2011 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and aday said...

I just feel bad for the first responders who maade the grisly removal

And for the poor train conductor who may be haunted with images of this

But the offender dying after the crime

Im all for that

2/21/2011 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any relation to Antony beal?

2/21/2011 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes Theus Beal lets see it was about 7-8 years ago had an aggravated battery to the police incident when he walked in on officers surveillance point. He caused one officer to receive a half dozen or more stitches to his head when he struck the officer with a broom stick. Judge Vincent Gaughn during trial after hearing only the officer's testimony and no one else including the offender, found him guilty of misdemeanor battery rather than the felony agg. batt. to a P.O. God's wrath is sweeter than any justice this county could ever deliver.

2/21/2011 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No parole and enhanced, felony probation either.

The mopes family will probably sue the Department for trying to make a report of the crime. It's your fault, if you weren't there trying to make a report, he wouldn't have kilt hisself!

Of course, the CTA will be named in the lawsuit also, if that train wasn't there just then, their loved one would still be alive and working on that cure for cancer.

2/21/2011 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victim of his own circumstance, one less degenerate to worry about

2/21/2011 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like a fairy tale for cops! I love happy endings.

2/21/2011 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Bluedude said...

Like Judge Dread....GUILTY!!

2/21/2011 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure we've heard the end of this. Loevy & Loevy or some other bottom feeding lawyers will file suit claiming the police pursuit of this clown caused him to fall in front of the train. Our flawed justice system rampant with wild eyed liberal federal judges will not dismiss the case and require that it be tried to verdict in front of a group of unemployed, uneducated stoops who can't figure out how to avoid jury duty and hate the police.

2/21/2011 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too easy. Real sex offenders don't harm themselves when they could spend that time destroying someone else's life.

2/21/2011 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Lower than pond scum said...

Anonymous said...
No parole and enhanced, felony probation either.

The mopes family will probably sue the Department for trying to make a report of the crime. It's your fault, if you weren't there trying to make a report, he wouldn't have kilt hisself!

Of course, the CTA will be named in the lawsuit also, if that train wasn't there just then, their loved one would still be alive and working on that cure for cancer.

2/21/2011 03:44:00 AM

Did you break into my office and read my briefs?

2/21/2011 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was caught up in the traffic and I was pretty mad about it. The nerve of this guy...Didnt he know that Saturday was my Friday.

2/21/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope he voted early at least. The Democrats have been counting on his support.

2/21/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would that they were all this easy...

2/21/2011 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the train crew has to live with this; maybe next time the offender can jump in front of a squad car.

2/21/2011 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye, Bye Asshole!!!

2/21/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually this was saturday night, not sunday. I am sure mass transit didn't handle the paper. prolly duped it to the district. They are to busy getting event numbers and riding the train with their radios off. Or maybe to busy locking up Joe regular guy for crossing cars, while the stickup man is still robbing.

2/21/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me guess...NO MASS TRANSIT UNITS AVAILABLE

2/21/2011 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad guy heard Weems was working special there so he figured why prolong the inevitable.

2/21/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened on Saturday, not Sunday. Lots of people were inconvenienced by this jag.

2/21/2011 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many OT slips died along with Mr. Teal. Extension of tour, court slips, motions, trials...all gone. And for what? For justice? Is that what your looking for on this job? For justice? If your motivation on this job is justice, then one of two things will happen to you over time. First, you will jam yourself up and/or burn yourself out trying to make justice fit in a county that wants none of it, or, second, more commonly you will simply surrender doing anything becoming that crabby, miserable do-nothing twice divorced destined to spend most of your very brief retirement in an alcohol rehab center.

This is a job. You do a job for yourself. You take some pride in doing your job for you, not to prove your worth or make friends with your co-workers or put bad guys "away." You do your job and let court officials do theirs, even when they often do not. Your job is not to administer justice. Quite the opposite, your should care less if it ever happens.

2/21/2011 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a win-win, except for trauma to the train operator and those who had to clean up the mess.

2/21/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If BEAL hadn't the zeal for a quick feel and chose to peel he'd still be alive for real!

2/21/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I was driving Southbound on the Ryan when this all went down. The traffic was seriously f*cked up. But, as you say, probably worth it. Life in the big city is full of tradeoffs, as well as jagoffs.

Was Rahm there to shake his hand on the way in, that's what I want to know. Guy seems to live at El stations.

2/21/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A while back, we did some work with the railroads and found out that the conductors are not only horrified when someone jumps in front of their train, they are also haunted by the event, with symptoms similar to post traumatic stress. I know we all want the bad guy to die, but let's not forget the people they consequently take with them.

2/21/2011 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just feel bad for the first responders who made the grisly removal"

"And for the poor train conductor who may be haunted with images of this"

--2/21/2011 02:36:00 AM

Yeah, decent of you to remember -- this is always awful.

Like the fireman said sadly to me once -- "I just went to the job..."

Someone was in a hurry, drove their SUV around the lowered crossing gates. No match for that non-stop METRA train...you could see the rubber marks where that big heavy car was shoved sideways...

2/21/2011 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Theus Beal lets see it was about 7-8 years ago had an aggravated battery to the police incident..."

--2/21/2011 03:36:00 AM

Famous from here to the corner, wasn't he? So many nice memories.

2/21/2011 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Anita Alvarez will send his family a 'thanks for saving the taxpayers a bundle' card.

2/21/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes Theus Beal lets see it was about 7-8 years ago had an aggravated battery to the police incident when he walked in on officers surveillance point. He caused one officer to receive a half dozen or more stitches to his head when he struck the officer with a broom stick. Judge Vincent Gaughn during trial after hearing only the officer's testimony and no one else including the offender, found him guilty of misdemeanor battery rather than the felony agg. batt. to a P.O. God's wrath is sweeter than any justice this county could ever deliver.

2/21/2011 03:36:00 AM

God bless karma.

2/21/2011 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was he "just turning his life around" and related blah, blah, blah from grieving family members?

just axin

2/21/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as he was turning his life around, gonna get his G.E.D so he could go to college, then B-ball superstar. Shee-et!
That train usually runs late ...oh well
To the train operator, lose no sleep, we are all only instruments of Gods mysterious ways.

2/21/2011 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cleared Closed Exceptional

2/21/2011 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Anita Alvarez will send his family a 'thanks for saving the taxpayers a bundle' card.

2/21/2011 01:44:00 PM


No she won't, Anita Alvarez might look into indicting the train driver for negligence in running down the poor democrat voter.

2/21/2011 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) But nobama will not stand up and let the AMERICAN people get their own resources,we have more oil in Utah than the land of all the middle east! Fuck these terrorist jags,lets drill and keep our food here let them grow food in the desert!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/21/libya-uprising-oil-price

2/21/2011 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who got the clean up contract??

2/22/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The oil fields have been know for quite sometime. Like WTF!!

http://oilshalegas.com/bakkenshale.html

and if that does not grab you by the nuts then this will.

http://waterpoweredcar.com/stanmeyer.html

Stan Meyer's Water Powered Dune Buggy

Such a crying shame what happen to Stan Meyer’s

R.I.P. Stan

2/22/2011 12:18:00 PM  

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